Louisville Magazine

JUL 2016

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.16 63 PEOPLE'S CHOICE BEER-ON-TAP SELECTION Sergio's World Beers Holy Grale Craft House BOURBON BAR Bourbons Bistro Down One The Silver Dollar PLACE FOR A POWER LUNCH Jack Fry's Vincenzo's Proof on Main LOCAL BREWERY Against the Grain BBC Goodwood COCKTAIL BAR 8UP Meta Commonwealth Tap CATERER Masterson's Wiltshire Pantry Ladyfngers HEALTH-FOOD STORE Rainbow Blossom Whole Foods Lucky's Market WINE SHOP Westport Whiskey & Wine Old Town Wine & Spirits The Wine Rack The open-air concept is a little E.T.; the solar panels look futuristic. It's a modern warehouse- turned-neon-light dance party in the Green Building — part of Galaxie, the taco-assembling, margarita-slinging bar at the front of the building. Come Friday and Saturday nights, the alien awakens and dance-loving creatures fll the concrete foor to the sounds of live DJs mixing everything from Beyoncé to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. OuterSPACE isn't far from Louisville — if you can fnd it. — MCA O Critic's Choice O 732 E. Market St. OUTERSPACE BEST HIDDEN SURPRISE O People's Choice O 1231 Lexington Road MASTERSON'S BEST C ATERER 40,000 Hot Brown crostini made each year. District 8 and Germantown, and the vitality of the Highlands? Is it refected in hotels and even new housing in the center city? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Is downtown more vigorous than it's ever been in my lifetime? Absolutely!" "A person asked if I could help her get permis- sion that, at the time of her death, when she was cremated, if her ashes could be scattered in a public park in the 8th district. I basically said, 'Just do it, have them do it, don't tell me about it.'" "I tend to be a little defensive about (claims that the Highlands is losing its weirdness). I think the rents are clearly higher, and there's a piece — call it the 'weirder' piece — that does somewhat get priced out of the market. Where I'm defensive is that some of my merchants will say, 'Oh, Bardstown Road is being taken over by the chains and the big, out-of-town things.' But on the other hand, I tend to mentally register those little shops and those little restaurants that are locally owned and continue to open. For in- stance, I'm delighted in the 900 block of Baxter Avenue that (furniture consignment store) Eyedia — not a 4 a.m. bar — has moved into an offce building." "I have not been what you would call an 'activist legislator.' I have personally pushed — authored, initiated, and pushed — very few pieces of legislation. I just don't have the kind of down- the-hallway, door-to-door patience to solicit support from colleagues." "One of the greatest talents I have is a very short memory. So what- ever happened yesterday or the day before at the council, I can get over it pretty quickly and not hold a grudge, generally speaking. Now, I ain't no saint. But generally speaking." "I would say, for Brandon — and I have no reason to believe this won't be the case — but I would just say: Patience. Now, that should in no way dampen what I see: his optimism, his interest in experimenting and in trying this and trying that. What I would say to him is: Go for it. I really be- lieve that. I have no own- ership of some formula that should be passed on. Pfft! Go for it! That's the best advice I can give."

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